BuildingEnergy NYC 2024 Call for Proposals

Event Date: 

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 to Sunday, April 28, 2024



Review Period: May 1 – June 13
Notification of Decisions: Mid June

BuildingEnergy NYC will take place on October 24, 2024, with the theme of Beyond Compliance. Session proposals are due on April 28, and will be reviewed by an experienced committee of NESEA Members. We hope you'll consider submitting an idea!

Beyond Compliance: Risks and Rewards

The urgency of climate change demands bold action, innovation, and transformative leadership. In recent years, New York and the Northeast have led the country through groundbreaking changes to building codes, energy codes, and financial incentives to support climate adaptation across all sectors. Today, we have an opportunity to push our industry to achieve and even exceed these ambitious mandates. The 2024 BuildingEnergy NYC conference will be a chance to explore both the risks and rewards of moving Beyond Compliance.

At this year’s conference, we challenge you to share your experiences, successes, and setbacks with projects and programs that exceed the bare minimum and innovate on existing practices. We need to be thinking beyond compliance both in terms of scope (What else?) and time (What next?). This holistic approach encompasses the intersections of health, efficiency, resilience, and financial benefits, and prioritizes the needs of people while addressing the climate crisis.

Within the umbrella of our conference theme, we are specifically interested in proposals addressing:

  • Compliance Deadlines: Meeting LL97 and other regulatory mandates
  • Funding Sources and Financing: Exploring new and existing sources to foster sustainability initiatives and high-performance projects
  • Program Synergy: Integrating initiatives such as electrification and weatherization for enhanced impact and return on investment (ROI)
  • Technology & Reporting: Incorporating ESG and AI advancements, as well as other new technology
  • Risk Reduction & Scalability: Mitigating risk across systems, operations, and finances at scale
  • Workforce Training & Development: Cultivating a skilled and diverse workforce
  • Equity, Health, Comfort, and Resilience: Emphasizing occupant well-being and risk reduction

Questions? Speaker suggestions? Want to talk over a proposal idea before submitting? Contact Ben Sachs-Hamilton, Conference Director, at

Learn More and Submit a Proposal